Badger Pass Ski Area, California

California's Original Ski Resort

Located in the heart of world-famous Yosemite National Park, Badger Pass is California's original ski resort. Fewer crowds, family-friendly activities and a dedicated and skilled staff combine to make your ski adventure fun, friendly and fulfilling.

There are ten alpine ski trails, an 800-foot vertical, and 90 miles of marked XC trails. Badger is a great place for families to ski together or to learn to ski.

The Yosemite Cross-Country Ski School offers a progression of lessons, each designed to improve your skiing in a different way, including trail and off-track lessons, cross-country downhill (telemark) and cross-country skating.

Services at Badger Pass include a cafeteria, ski shop, day lodge, ski repair shop, and baby-sitting.

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite is located 89 miles north of Fresno on Highway 41, 79 miles east of Merced on Highway 140, 233 miles from San Francisco on Highway 120, and 289 miles north of Los Angeles on Highway 41.

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Mountain Statistics for Badger Pass Ski Area
Base Elevation: 7,200 ft (2,195 meters)
Summit Elevation: 8,000 ft (2,438 m)
Vertical Drop: 800 ft (244 m)
Skiable Area: 90 acres (36 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 300 in (762 cm)
Longest Run: 1,600 ft (488 m)
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 5
Uphill Lift Capacity: 6,800 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Rope Tow
3 Double Chairs
1 Triple Chair
Number of Trails: 10
Trail Ratings for Badger Pass Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 35%
More Difficult: More Difficult 50%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 15%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Badger Pass Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 135 km
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes